About Dr Rau
Thomas Rau, M.D., studied medicine at the University of Berne, the leading medical
school in Switzerland, and began his career in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.
He soon progressed to become the medical director of a rehabilitation clinic in
Switzerland where he treated patients with various degenerative disorders.
During that time, Dr Rau first began to notice, as he puts it, "With classical medicine,
my patients weren’t getting better." He became interested in the alternative therapies,
particularly homeopathy and dietary changes, used by those patients who were getting
better. Using these new therapies, he found his own patients began to show remarkable
Dr Rau became a lifelong student of alternative medical methods, including Chinese
and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as the great holistic practitioners of the Swiss
and German traditions. He studied with the leading European practitioners of his
age, and gradually formed his own theory of restoring health to his patients based
on detoxification, nutrition and digestion, and upbuilding of the immune function,
which he calls Biological Medicine.
Dr Rau became the medical director of the Paracelsus Klinik in Lustmühle in 1992.
Already recognized as a center of holistic medicine, Paracelsus has since become
the premier clinic for Biological Medicine in the world. Dr Rau continues as medical
director, in addition to his writing, lectures and teaching.